Woodend Garden was developed in the 1990s, when a large formal garden was created from bare paddocks. Drive through a formal gateway and along an extensive curved driveway lined with blue agapanthus that sets the scene for the established gardens. The gardens feature a number of different zones with unique elements, including the Wedding Avenue, the venue for many Marlborough weddings. Forty-metre-high gum trees planted a century ago stand proud in one corner of the property. Large specimen trees have become established at Woodend including oak, liquidambar, silver birch, magnolia, dogwood, chestnut and gleditsia. Spring is beautiful, with wisteria, flowering cherry and bulbs followed by irises, camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons and clematis. In summer, roses, hydrangeas and heuchera bloom.